Clinical Pharmacy Advice

Improve Drug Adherence & Minimize Risk

DukeWELL™ Clinical Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmacy advice to in-network providers who would like support treating DukeWELL™ eligible patients. Our team can help you and your patients address issues related to:

  • Medication adherence
  • High-risk medications
  • Polypharmacy
  • Generic dispensing rate

DukeWELL™ Pharmacy Team

Benjamin Smith, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, BCGP
Dr. Smith leads clinical pharmacy programs and initiatives for the Duke Population Health Management Office. He also serves as pharmacist for the Duke Connected Care Network and adjunct assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith graduated from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed a pharmacy residency in ambulatory care at Mission Hospital and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville. Prior to joining Duke Health in 2012, he practiced in an outpatient clinic at Mission Hospital. He is board certified in both ambulatory care and geriatric pharmacy practice.

V. Lee Jackson Carter, PharmD, BCACP
Dr. Jackson Carter serves Duke employees and their dependents as senior clinical account executive with Express Scripts. She manages the Duke pharmacy benefit and works with physician leadership on realizing cost savings, improving patient care, and increasing patient safety. Through her efforts at Duke, Dr. Jackson Carter was awarded a "Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Excellence Award" in 2016 for innovative care management strategies. Dr. Jackson Carter graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in biology and doctorate in pharmacy. She completed a residency in ambulatory care with Mission Hospitals and holds her ACCP board certification in ambulatory care.

Patrick Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Dr. Gregory is a clinical pharmacist and adjunct assistant professor of clinical education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2004 and worked as a community pharmacist from 2004-2010. In 2010, he completed a PGY1 General Practice Residency at WakeMed Health & Hospitals before moving into the role of Ambulatory Care Specialist prior to his most recent move into population health. Dr. Gregory is also an active member of ASHP and currently sits on the Clinical Practice Advancement Section Advisory Group. His scholarly interests include diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Yolanda Williams, PharmD, PhD
Dr. Williams serves as pharmacist for the Northern Piedmont Community Care Network. She received her PharmD from Hampton University and her PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She has worked over 15 years combined in the retail and managed care settings. Dr. Williams' passion is improving healthcare outcomes of our community via collaborative medication interventions, especially in the area of mental health.

Holly Alvarado, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Alvarado graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2007 and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Prior to joining Duke, she worked at Dorothea Dix and then practiced as a clinical pharmacist practitioner (CPP) managing lipid and anticoagulation clinics in various Research Triangle locations. She also serves on the advisory board of Pharmacist Moms, a national group dedicated to advocacy for women in pharmacy. Dr. Alvarado’s specific areas of interest are cardiovascular risk reduction and mental health.

Cindy Leslie Roberson, PharmD, BCACP
Dr. Roberson obtained her pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also received a PGY-1 with a focus in Ambulatory Care and is a Board Certified Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care. Prior to coming to Duke, She worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Advocate Medical Group in Chicago, Illinois, managing patients with diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, and on anticoagulation. She also worked as an Assistant Professor at Chicago State University. She is interested in chronic disease states and drug development research. Being a chronic disease state pharmacist has allowed her to help and educate patients regarding preventative medicine. It also has given her the opportunity to educate and mold young pharmacists regarding the profession's role.

Stephanie Yang, CPhT
Ms. Yang is a certified pharmacy technician who graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology. Her retail pharmacy experience dates back to 2009 at Kerr Drug. She continued working in the pharmacy through her college career and became nationally certified in February 2012. Stephanie provides general pharmacy and administrative support to Northern Piedmont Community Care nurse care managers. In addition to her role with NPCC, she conducts home visits to Medicare patients in order to obtain accurate medication histories.

Sean Kitson, CPhT
Mr. Kitson is a certified Pharmacy Technician with over 12 years of experience in sales and pharmacy. He has worked in a variety of pharmaceutical environments, including IV-chemotherapy preparation, medication procurement, prior authorizations, and patient assistance. Mr. Kitson attended Appalachian State University for Cellular and Molecular Biology with minor concentrations in Chemistry and Business. He provides support to DukeWELL Care Managers and conducts home visits in order to obtain accurate medication histories.

Shinita Monger, CPhT
Ms. Monger is a Certified Pharmacy Technician who attended Virginia Union University and Chowan University, studying Allied Health Sciences with a minor concentration in Chemistry.  Her retail pharmacy experience dates back to 2003 at a local independent pharmacy/soda shop.  She has worked in a variety of pharmaceutical environments spanning from pediatrics, to assisting in the development of Duke’s Department of Pharmacy Continuity of Care Program, to pharmacy billing, to working in United States Army Military Treatment Facility pharmacies. Shinita provides support to DukeWELL Care Managers and conducts home visits in order to obtain accurate medication histories.

Virginia T McQuillan, CPhT
Ms. McQuillan is a Certified Pharmacy Technician II, who is currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina Greensboro pursuing a degree in Public Health Education. Her pharmacy experience began in February 1998 at Wal-Mart Pharmacy. In January 1999, she began her career at Duke where she was enrolled in the Duke Pharmacy Tech Program. Upon completion, she began working with the Duke Pharmacy Department preparing IV chemotherapy drugs for patients receiving outpatient oncology treatment. In March 2000, she became nationally certified with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. During her 20 years of employment with Duke, she has also worked at CVS, Rite-Aid, and Wal-Mart pharmacies. She currently conducts home visits to DukeWELL patients living in surrounding counties.